What does -ception mean?

like in words such as conception, inception. does that root or w.e its called in grammer have its own meaning.

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  • 9 years ago
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    The root word CEPT comes from the Latin cepi, and ceptus which mean TAKE & RECEIVE.

    Here are some examples of its usage:

    Accept : ac CEPT (ak sept’) v.

    To receive; to agree to

    Deception : de CEP tion (de sep’ shun) n.

    A taking by fraud; deceit

    Exception : ex CEP tion (de sep’ shun) n.

    A taking by fraud; deceit

    Intercept : inter CEPT (int er sept’) v.

    To take aside before arrival; to hinder

    Conception : con CEP tion (kon sep’ shun) n.

    The process of forming ideas

    Receptacle : re CEPT acle (re sep’ ta k’l) n.

    That which receives and holds; a small container

    Susceptible : sus CEPT ible (sus sep’ ti b’l)adj.

    Impressionable; as, susceptible to beauty

    Perceptive : per CEPT ive (per sep’ tiv) adj.

    Having the faculty of perception; discerning

    Precept : pre CEPT (pree’ sept) n.

    A maxim; a principle by which one lives

    Ception is the root word CEPT plus a very popular suffix ION.

    There is no special meaning for that combination.

    Hope that helps.

    Good luck and be good.

    Source(s): University Professor
  • 9 years ago

    a title or explanation for a picture or illustration, especially in a magazine.


    a heading or title, as of a chapter, article, or page.


    Movies, Television . the title of a scene, the text of a speech, etc., superimposed on the film and projected onto the screen.


    Law . the heading of a legal document stating the time, place, etc., of execution or performance.

    verb (used with object)


    to supply a caption or captions for; entitle: to caption a photograph.

    Example Sentences

    We're extending last week's caption contest for another week.

    The caption is an extremely important piece of the entry.

    The birds are indeed cormorants and the caption has been updated.

  • 4 years ago

    Cept Root Word

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    4 years ago

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    These words, all nouns, come from the past participles of verbs based on "capio"--"to take;" or "to catch." So the ultimate root is "capi." When a prefix is placed before "capio," the a becomes an i, so the verbs from which those nouns come are "excipio," "incipio," etc. However, in the perfect tenses, the a of "capio" and the i of all its compounds both become e, which also occurs in the past participles of all the compound forms. So although the past participle of "capio" is "captus," the past participle of "excipio" is "exceptus." From there, you can see how the nouns you listed were formed. You can make a similar noun of any Latin verb by changing the -us of its past participle to -io.

  • 9 years ago


    From Middle English conceptioun, from Old French conception, from Latin conceptio (“a comprehending, a collection, composition, an expression, also a becoming pregnant”), from concipere, past participle conceptus (“conceive”)


    From Latin inception-, stem of inceptio, from inceptus, past participle of incipere (to begin).

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Inception comes from latin "inceptio" (beginning). The related verb is "intercipere" (to cut off) deception - from "deceptio" (deceit). The related verb is "decipere" (to deceive) perception - from "perceptio" (understanding, idea). The verb is "percipere" (to perceive) interception - from "interceptio" (taking away). The verb is "intercipere" (to cut off). So, the common root indeed seems to be "capio, capere, cepi captus" (to take hold, seize)

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